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Education programs in the Department of Neurological Surgery at IU School of Medicine include MD, residency and fellowship programs.

Neurological Surgery Education Programs

The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery trains medical students, residents and fellows in neurological diagnosis, clinical treatments and neurosurgical techniques to ensure high-quality neurosurgical care is available for generations to come. IU School of Medicine traditionally generates more students entering neurosurgical training than any other medical school in the country. Our residency and fellowship training programs are highly sought after as excellent educational opportunities for trainees from around the country.

The department frequently hosts international trainees to further propagate knowledge and skills from our faculty as well as graduate students and postdoctoral students. Department faculty and residents participate in the education of numerous interdisciplinary fields and many residents pursue advanced degrees during their training. Collaborative educational programs in multiple disciplines is a highlight of the department.

Medical students recite an oath at a white coat ceremony.

MD Program

For medical students interested in gaining experience in neurological surgery, the department offers a clerkship rotation for third-year and fourth-year students and other advanced electives. The Julius M. Goodman Scholarship is available to fourth-year med students interested in pursuing neurological surgery as a specialty.
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The neurological surgery residency training is a competitive seven-year program that offers opportunities to experience extensive clinical practice and provide responsibility for the care of adults and children with neurological surgery problems in settings that cover a diverse socioeconomic and cultural population of patients.
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The department offers six subspecialty fellowships that expose trainees to a high clinical volume across several Indianapolis hospitals and clinical locations, research opportunities, educational conferences, a cadaveric and microanastomosis laboratory, and state-of-the-art neurosurgical equipment.
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